CATALYST welcomes 11 startups and scale-ups

After announcing the six laureates of its SEED startup program last week, Leonard is unveiling today the 11 companies joining the CATALYST program, designed to foster and accelerate partnerships between VINCI and startups and scale–ups in their commercial development phase.

This program aims to foster the creation of common projects between innovative companies and the VINCI Group around innovations related to its business activities. The 11 startups selected to join the programme will benefit from:

  • a special contact in the Leonard team to interact with VINCI entities, from first contact to signature of a contract,
  • special access to VINCI decision-makers,
  • being integrated to the Leonard event cycle
  • for international startups, better conditions of access to French and European markets.

In order to select these 11 companies, Leonard worked hand in hand with its investor, institutional and academic partners in France and abroad, in particular in Spain, Germany, the UK and the USA throughout 2019.

MOBILITY

Waycare (USA) enables road infrastructure operators to capitalize on the enormous amount of data coming from various sources such as navigation applications, connected and autonomous vehicles or meteorological predictions to improve traffic safety and proactively manage the infrastructure. The Waycare Platform includes a suite of cloud-based products supporting a variety of applications. With web and mobile interfaces, users can find, report, and respond to incidents quickly.

CONSTRUCTION

AOS (France) digitizes and optimizes the call for tender process in the AEC industry. The software simplifies the request, monitoring and analysis of bids and allows technical teams to focus on their core business.

Combo Solutions (France) has developed Vizcab, an automated Life Cycle Assessment service that allows construction and real estate players to master the energy + carbon ambitions of their projects and fully succeed in the turn to the French RE2020 regulation.

Converge (UK) combines artificial intelligence and physical sensors to digitize construction. Its first product, Concrete DNA is a digital tool following the curing of concrete and relying on sensors directly attached to the steel rebar cages to wirelessly transmit information such as temperature, humidity or compressive strength.

Hiboo (France) is a SaaS application that helps construction companies to optimize their field’s operations. Hiboo centralizes the data collected from all connected equipment on a single end point and turns them into actionable insights.

Holobuilder (USA) is a San Francisco-based construction technology company that designs, develops, and sells enterprise SaaS software. HoloBuilder offers enterprise-ready reality capturing solutions for progress analysis and project management. By combining 360° imagery data with machine learning, HoloBuilder provides a fast and insightful solution to document construction projects.

REAL ESTATE

Spacemaker (Norway) – Spacemaker is on a mission to help build better and more sustainable cities. With its game-changing AI technology, Spacemaker empowers development teams to maximize the potential of a building site through rapid generation, analysis and evaluation of the optimal design based on physical data, regulations and preferences.

WORKER SAFETY

Kenzen (USA) is a biometric enterprise platform relying on a wearable smart patch to prevent heat related fatigue, and over exertion within industrial and construction workforces.  Kenzen is currently works with large industrial conglomerates across the globe in domains such as renewable energy, oil and gas and construction.

Smartvid.io (USA) gives construction teams the ability to predict and prevent safety incidents – saving lives and timely project delivery. Unlike checklists and manual review processes, Smartvid.io’s Safety Suite uses risk-weighted observations with analytics by its AI engine “Vinnie” to better predict risk and reduce incident rates by 30% or more.

ROBOTICS

CivDrone (Israel) develops fast, smart, and reliable marking solutions on unmanned vehicles. CivDrone’s autonomous layout is 4x faster than traditional surveying. Each stake includes clear construction instructions for the builders. Digitizing and automating the marking process shortens the time of construction and reduces the amount of reworks while lowering its costs.

INFRASTRUCTURES

DIREXYON (Canada) is a highly scalable financial modelling platform that defines the most feasible and financially profitable investment options to reduce the OPEX/CAPEX required by the desired service levels of assets and infrastructures, all in a secure and user-friendly environment, without programming code nor reliance on IT experts.

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